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Congratulations on your recent admission to one of our graduate programs at UCF. This section will help you get started, as will orientation programs offered by your individual college or program. We look forward to serving you at this important juncture of your academic and professional pursuits.

The College of Graduate Studies holds one in person orientation that occurs at the beginning of the fall semester.  Students admitted in the spring or summer semesters are welcome to attend this orientation.

The Fall 2017 New Graduate Student and Welcome Event was held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, in the UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom.

Keep in mind that several colleges and programs also offer their own separate Orientations (which in many cases is mandatory).  Please check with your program about any orientation events specific to your program or college.


Fall 2017 Event Agenda

Please note: the following topics and times are subject to change. 

Please check back for updates.

All events to take place in the UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom
August 9, 2017

7:45 am - 2:20 pm

Meet and Greet - 7:45 am - 8:00 am 

Speakers will begin at 8:00 am


8:00 am - 10:00 am

Introduction and Welcome

Graduate Student Success

UCF Libraries

Graduate Student Center / Pathways to Success

University Writing Center

Office of Student Financial Assistance

Academic Integrity


10:00 am - 11:40 am

UCF Police

Career Services

Counseling and Psychological Services

Faculty Panel

Current Student Panel


11:40 am - 2:20 pm

Information Fair - 11:40 am - 12:50 pm

Students with Assistantships or Fellowships Information Session - 12:50 pm - 1:35 pm

Health Insurance Information Session - 1:35 pm - 2:20 pm

Immigration Sessions for New International Students

International students are also required to complete a MANDATORY immigration orientation session. New students to the university will receive an email with instructions on how to register for one of the sessions. For more information, please contact the International Services Center at

GTA Training

New graduate teaching associate, assistants and graders (GTAs) are also required to complete GTA Training, offered by the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL). For more information visit the GTA webpage.

GSA Campus Tours

GSA will be offering two sessions of campus tours for interested students. The tours will begin in the Graduate Student Center, 146 Colbourn Hall and will be at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP at this link:




Graduate News

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Contact Information

Campus Address:
Millican Hall, Suite 230
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816
Phone: 407-823-2766
Fax: 407-823-6442
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 160112, Orlando, FL 32816-0112

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The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Central Florida.

Please note the commission's expectation that contact occur only if there is evidence to support significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. For other information about UCF’s SACSCOC accreditation, please contact the university's SACSCOC liaison in UCF's Office of Academic Affairs.

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